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Reasons to be cheerful about Croydon’s property prices in 2016

Posted on January 4th, by Robert Ward in Economics & Business. 4 comments

For a nation fixated on house prices, we don’t always understand the basics, says Robert Ward

The British are fascinated with property. Daytime television is packed with property ‘experts’ beaming into camera. Newspapers report every wrinkle in the many house price indices.

With all this advice around you would think that we would all be well informed on the subject. My view … Read More »



February in brief

Posted on March 3rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

As this month’s Croydon Citizen news magazine hits the streets of Croydon, we summarise the biggest news stories from last month

St George’s Walk becomes curated zone for street art

RISE Gallery’s Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison invited artists from Femme Fierce, an all-female collective, to paint murals across shutters and disused shopfronts in the dilapidated shopping mall. On 15th February, a day of public … Read More »



The Public Gallery: Generation Rent, Opportunity Croydon, and a visit from Cameron

Posted on December 11th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Tom Black looks at landlord licensing, political figleaves and how the powers that be are waking up to the Croydon-tech link

Generation Rent comes to Croydon

With the media circus of Fieldgate (or pantomime, as the Advertiser wittily put it last week) dominating headlines recently, you’d be forgiven for forgetting the council is on the verge of introducing selective landlord licensing.

But it’s coming – … Read More »



Croydon seeks Autumn Statement boost from George Osborne

Posted on November 18th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Croydon is pitching for George Osborne to grant the borough a funding boost when he delivers his Autumn Statement on Wednesday 3rd December. 

Release begins:

The borough has written to the Chancellor asking for “devolved” powers allowing the borough to reinvest business rates, stamp duty and new homes bonus to allow the town to fulfil its potential.

Jo Negrini, the borough’s executive director of development … Read More »



Is it growth for all or for developers’ profits?

Posted on November 17th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

What will Croydon’s Growth Plan deliver?

The provision of skilled jobs, decent wages, affordable housing, the creation of a decent environment and greater democratic engagement are the challenges facing the people of Croydon over the next four years.

In the view of the Labour administration elected in May 2014, this will be achieved through its newly adopted Growth for the Prosperity for All; Growth Plan & … Read More »



The Public Gallery: What Croydon’s politicians could learn from Boris Johnson

Posted on March 13th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 3 comments

This week, Britain’s favourite politician visited Croydon. Wading through the controversy, Tom Black ponders whether our local councillors and hopefuls could take a few lessons from ‘BoJo’

Boris Johnson is often described as, among other things, ‘a legend’. This week, the legend landed in Croydon. There was some controversy over the circumstances – the event at which he was speaking has a £10 … Read More »